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Whipps Cross Hospital: Three charged over abuse claims

  • 14 September 2012
  • From the section England
Exterior of Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone
Image caption The three healthcare assistants worked at Whipps Cross Hospital

Three people have been charged with abusing elderly patients at Whipps Cross Hospital in east London.

Sharmilla Gunda, 35, of Horns Road, Ilford, Annette Jackson, 32, of Simpson Road, Hounslow and Akousa Sakyiwaa , 37, of Orange Grove, Leytonstone, are charged with ill-treatment or neglect.

The allegations first emerged between mid-February and mid-April.

The three are due before Thames Magistrates' Court on 31 October.

Ms Gunda faces one charge of ill-treatment or neglect and one count of fraud.

Ms Jackson faces four counts of ill-treatment or neglect and Ms Sakyiwaa faces seven counts of ill-treatment or neglect and a charge of common assault.